Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the adjustment layer, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
To turn this image into a night view, we need to darken the building and …foreground considerably. We could simply use a levels, curves or …even a brightness and contrast adjustment to do this. …But we'll get much better results if we use an Adjustment Layer instead. …This will give us the flexibility to adjust the effect later and will also …allow us to hide it selectively. So first we make sure that the building …is the selected layer, and we go to the Adjustments panel. …And let's choose Curves as our adjustment. …And we can see a small version of the Curves Dialog popping up for us.…
We can begin by dragging down on the center of the curve, to darken up the …whole image. Now, what's happening here, it is …darkening the foreground, as we expect, but it's also darkening the background. …And that's because by default, any Adjustment Layer will affect all the …layers beneath it. We only want it to affect the building, …so we want to use the Building Layer as a Clipping Mask. …And we can do that from within the dialog by clicking on this icon at the bottom. …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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